For a contemporary look with abstract appeal, this grey over-dyed area rug is skillfully crafted by the revitalization of a genuine hand knotted vintage Turkish rug
woven in the 60s or 70s. Woven with wool on cotton foundation, this "distressed" rug measures 4' 10" x 8' 8" (58 in. x 104 in.)
. The process in creating these works of art begins by shearing to lower the pile and to help "distress" them. They then undergo a series of processes to remove the color. They are now ready to be dyed in one color, a stage that can be repeated several times to reach the desired saturation level and hues that complement and contrast the old. In addition to being unique and hand-knotted
, these rugs make a very special statement about bridging generations of artisanal skill and knowledge over time. This magnificent transformation can be considered a piece of contemporary art, with a unique look that complements any modern décor.
Read our article Get The "Lived On" Look
to learn more about overdyed rugs.